- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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Brandon Jacobs still hasn’t forgotten about last season’s “Miracle at the New Meadowlands.”
“Well, that’s always going to be a sour point in our heart, no question,” the Giants running back of the 21-point debacle said after Thursday’s practice. “But you gotta move on.”
The Giants certainly have. They beat the so-called “Dream Team” in Week 3, and they have a chance to end the Eagles’ nightmare of a 2011 season on Sunday night.
“We can’t fall asleep on them and let them come alive against us,” Jacobs said.
“We’re going in there with everything that we have. We know the type of team that they are, [backs] up against the wall, and they’re gonna come out fighting. Mathematically they’re still in this thing, so they’re not gonna come in and just lay down. We have to go out there and put out the best effort that we possibly can to win this game.”
Jacobs was one of the happiest Giants after they went down to Philadelphia and took care of the Eagles, 29-16.
“They can continue to be the Dream Team and keep dreaming,” he infamously said.
On Thursday, Jacobs said he doesn’t like the Eagles -- or any other NFC East team for that matter.
“I don’t like any of the teams in our division to be honest with you,” Jacobs said. “Other teams in our division don’t like us, [even] more so [they] don’t like me a lot.”
Jacobs is glad the Eagles have gotten off to a 3-6 start.
“I always feel that way about a team that’s in our division when they’re having a down year. No question about it,” Jacobs said. “It makes me feel good to know that we’re playing as good as we’re playing, and winning the division. We gotta hold on to it. We play each other a lot down the stretch and we’ve gotta be ready.”
The 29-year-old has served as the Giants’ starting running back the last two weeks because Ahmad Bradshaw has been out with a broken foot. He’s rushed for 127 yards and 36 carries and scored a touchdown.
“I think I’ve played okay,” Jacobs said. “I just want to run as hard as I can and get as many yards as a I can. I’m not trying to do too much, I’m not trying to go out there and break every play because you won’t be productive that way. You’ve just got to take what you get.”
Jacobs expects Sunday night’s game to be a hard-hitting, grind-it-out affair.
“I’m just trying to take as much as I can get by going over the top of somebody,” Jacobs said. “They’re coming downhill and I’m going downhill.”